Edgar Berlanga vs. Steve Rolls & Xander Zayas vs. Quincy LaVallais on March 19th on ESPN

Three future superstars are set to unite under the lights of Madison Square Garden.

Sensation of a middleweight born in Brooklyn Edgar Berlanga “The Chosen One” He will defend his Naboo belt against the cunning Canadian Steve Rolls In the 10-round main event on Saturday, March 19th at Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden. Berlanga, whose family hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico, is battling his first main event in his strongest test yet.

In the joint film junior middleweight, the 19-year-old Puerto Rican star Xander Zias He will fight in his first of eight tournaments against a Louisiana-born spoiler Quincy “Chico” Lavalle.

The eight-round televised opening match will see the Olympic lightweight silver medalist return for the United States Kishon Davis against the mexican veteran Stephen Sanchez.

Berlanga-Rolls, Zayas-LaVallais and Davis-Sanchez will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN+) at 10PM ET / 7PM PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with DiBella Entertainment, tickets start at $51 on sale Friday, January 28 at Noon ET and can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster.com or MSG.com.

“Edgar, Xander and Keyshawn are the future stars who earn a pound by the pound, and it will be a special evening in front of a crowd in New York City,” said Bob Arum, Chairman of Top Rank. “All three are fighting the toughest battles of their careers, but I expect them to go through with flying colors.”

Berlanga (18-0, 16 KOs) took the boxing world by storm with 16 consecutive first-round knockouts to open his professional career. He went the distance twice in 2021, opening his campaign in April by defeating Damon Nicholson four times in eight rounds in a televised defeat by ESPN. Berlanga returned on the Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder III card in October, defeating Marcelo Esteban Cosiris by unanimous decision of 10 rounds despite suffering a biceps tear in the third round and the first knockout of his career in the ninth.

Berlanga said, “I’m so excited to fight in my first home event in my hometown. It’s a dream come true for a fighter representing New York City and Puerto Rico. I can’t wait to show the world what I really am. We’re going to blow the roof off from the Hulu Theater, so get your tickets early and popcorn.” ready for that performance.”

Rolls (21-1, 12 KOs), a 37-year-old from Toronto, is an 11-year-old professional who was an undefeated middleweight competitor before he rose to prominence in weight. In June 2019, Naseer Gennady Golovkin challenged Sterling at Madison Square Garden and found some success in the second round before stopping in the fourth. Rolls has racked up two wins since the Golovkin match, the most recent of which was defeating Christopher Brooker in the ninth round last month on an Artur Petterbiev-Marcus Brown card in Montreal.

Rolls said, “I’m happy to be back at the headline at Madison Square Garden. Bootcamp has been going well, I feel so strong and there’s nothing but war on my mind. Berlanga has the strength, but I’ll be ready for whatever he brings. I’m looking forward to 19″ March. I’ll see you then.”

Zayas (12-0, 9 KOs) made a breakthrough in 2021, scoring 6-0 with four knockouts while being prominently mentioned in the Prospect of the Year debates. He made his debut at Madison Square Garden last December and ended his campaign in 2021 by eliminating Alessio Mastronzio in the first round. He’s up against LaVallais (12-2-1, 7 KOs), who upset in December 2020 over Clay Collard at the MGM Grand Bubble. LaVallais, who is 2-2 since Collard’s win, has never been knocked out.

Zias said: “It is an honor to be fighting again at Madison Square Garden, where I know my Puerto Rican people will come out to show their support. 2021 was a great year, but I’m looking forward to an even bigger 2022. Quincy Lavalle is a strong veteran, so I can’t overlook him.” I want to make a major statement on March 19.”

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Davis (4-0, 3 KOs), of Norfolk, Virginia, won three games in the first five months of 2021 before flying to Tokyo and taking home a silver. He then signed a long-term promotional contract with Top Rank and improved to 4-0 with a second-round stoppage over Jose Zaragoza on December 11. A one-year-old from Ensenada, Mexico, he has won two consecutive games and will be making his debut in America.

Davis said, “I did a show at Madison Square Garden in December, and I’m going to do it again. Esteban Sanchez is supposed to be my toughest fight as a pro, but it’s going to be easy work. The Davis brothers come to represent Norfolk and leave no doubt that we are the future of boxing.”

The Undercard action will be broadcast live and exclusively on ESPN+ and is set to feature a lineup of undefeated talent, including Puerto Rican junior welterweight John “El Terrible” Bauza (16-0, 7 KOs) in eight orbits, welterweights, and Berlanga’s new York City teammate Pablo “Pretty Boy” Valdez (6-0, 5 KOs) in a six-round attraction, Puerto Rican lightweight Henry “Muncho” LeBron (14-0, 9 KOs) in eight orbits, and four-founder featuring Junior welterweight Kelvin Davis (3-0, 2 KOs).

All guests aged 5 and over They are required to provide evidence that they have received either two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of the one-shot vaccine.

Fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear a mask. Please note that the full COVID-19 vaccination means that the day of your event is at least 14 days after your final vaccine dose. Anyone else two years of age or older should wear a mask while on the premises, except while actively eating or drinking.

Government mandates, venue protocols, and event requirements are also subject to change, so be sure to keep checking back to MSG.com for the latest information.

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